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Full program of 2. American Film Festival announced. Todd Solondz to open the festival with Dark Horse.

7.11.2011


The 2. American Film Festival will take place on 15-20 Nov in Wrocław, Poland. This year’s festival will screen 76 films, including 40 Polish and 6 European premieres. The festival’s full program can be found on the website www.americanfilmfestival.pl.

The Highlights section will feature latest hits starring top US actors. The opening film will be Todd Solondz’s newest film, Dark Horse, which competed in the main competition in Venice this year. Mr. Solondz will be present in Wrocław for his directorial retrospective.

The audience in Wrocław will be the first one in Poland to see the latest films from Gus Van Sant (Restless), Kevin Smith (Red State) and Miranda July (The Future). Other highlights will be the tragicomedy Jack Goes Boating - Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut, Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling and Oscar-nominated Michelle Williams, and the star-studded (Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington) Last Night. The closing film will be Whit Stillman’s quirky comedy Damsels in Distress, which was also the closing film of the Venice IFF this year.

In the competitive Spectrum section, the audience will enjoy Michael Di Jiacomo’s Somewhere Tonight starring John Turturro - a film about a couple of New York loners, who meet over a sex phone. Other films in this section will be Alison Bagnall’s The Dish and the Spoon with a great performance of America’s rising star, Greta Gerwig, as well as William Eubank’s Love – a metaphysical film about loneliness, often compared to Duncan Jones’ Moon.

The competitive documentary section American Docs will feature SXSW’s audience award winner Marwencol by Jeff Malmberg and The Other F-Word by Andrea Blaugrund. This year’s films will explore phenomena such as exploitation cinema (American Grindhouse with appearances by Quentin Tarantino). This section will also show Errol Morris’ latest provocative film Tabloid. Another film on the subject of media is Andrew Rossi’s Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times.

2.AFF will also tribute established masters, such as this year’s Cannes winner Terrence Malick and the Polish-born, six time Oscar winner Billy Wilder. The festival programmers will also put the spotlight on one of the most prolific young US filmmakers – mumblecore’s prime representative – Joe Swanberg. This retrospective salute marks a first ever for Swanberg who will come to Wrocław to introduce and discuss his films.

The festival will also show Nicolas Ray’s last experimental film We Can't Go Home Again, reconstructed by the director’s wife, Susan.

Festival Passes (170 PLN/ca. 40 EUR) are on sale until 6 Nov. Online ticket sales goes live on 3 Nov.

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The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), which runs from 18th to 30th November 2011, has announced its full competition programmes. From established names to debut features, from festival hits to new discoveries, the competitions at PÖFF promise to deliver the very best in world cinema

With a focus on cinema for Europe and Asia, the International Competition EurAsia focuses offers a prize of 10'000EUR awarded to the winner of the Grand Prix alongside jury prizes for Best Director, Actor and Actress. Highlights of this year's competition include We Need To Talk About Kevin (Dir. Lynne Ramsay, UK) one of the most talked about films at the Cannes Festival containing a stunning central performance from Tilda Swinton as a mother dealing with the aftermath of her child's actions, and Rose (Rosa) (Dir. Wojciech Smarzowski, Poland), the lauded film about the harrowing treatment of Poles at the end of the Second World War. There'll also be the chance to enjoy The Artist (Dir. Michel Hazanavicks, France) the ode to silent cinema that has already charmed many audiences and Estonia's own Letters To Angel (Kirjad Inglile) (Dir. Sulev Keedus, Estonia). The film, about an Estonian soldier returning after the Afghan war to find himself fighting new battles, is Estonia's submission for Best Foreign Language Feature in the 2012 Academy Awards. Other countries represented in the competition include India, Kazakhstan, China and Iran. The jury are: Sergei Loznitsa (Director, Russia), Juanita Wilson (Director, Ireland), Peter Zeitlinger (Cinmeatographer, Austria) Indu Shrikent (Festival Director, India) and Peeter Urbla (Producer, Estonia).

Letters to Angel will also be screening in the Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition which showcases the best cinema from Baltic Countries. With a prize of 5000EUR (sponsored by Tridens) for Best Film and 3200EUR (sponsored by Scottish Leader) for the film with best distribution potential it promises to be a hotly contested programme. Films include The Idiot (Idioot) (Dir. Rainer Sarnet, Estonia), a stylish adaptation of the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the compelling documentary The New World (Uus Maailm) (Dir. Jaan Tootsen, Estonia) and a group of activists who attempt to change their corner of the world. There'll also be the chance to see How Are You Doing Rudolf Ming? (Teb Klajas, Rudolf Ming?) (Dir. Roberts Rubins, Latvia) a documentary about a boy obsessed with films and violence and The Book Smugglers (Dir. Jeremiah Cullinane, Ireland/Latvia) about 19th century Lithuanian book smugglers, who managed to save their language from extinction. The jury will consist of Dita Rietuma (Journalist/Lecturer, Latvia), Xavier Garcia Puerto (Festival Director, Spain) and Laufey Gudjónsdóttir (Film Consultant, Iceland).

The North American Independent Film Competition examines esoteric American films that have good potential for distribution. The programme will include Martha May Marcy Marlene (Dir. Sean Durkin, USA), which gained acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for the strong central performance from Elizabeth Olsen (the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) as a girl suffering from paranoia and delusions after escaping from a cult. Other films include 50/50 (Dir. Jonathan Levine, USA), a painfully honest comedy starring Joseph Inception Gordon-Levitt stars as a man diagnosed with cancer who deals with his fate with the help of his best friend played by Seth Rogan, and Win Win (Dir. Thomas McCarthy, USA), director Thomas McCarthy's follow up to acclaimed films The Station Agent and The Visitor which stars Paul Giamatti as an attorney who attempts to keep his practice afloat by acting as the legal caretaker of an elderly client. The jury will consist of Gabor Greiner (Sales Agent, Germany), Youngjoo SUH (Producer, South Korea) and Peeter Rebane (Director, Estonia)

The director of the Black Nights Film Festival Tiina Lokk said:

"As always, the Black Nights competitions represent a wide and diverse range of films and we're proud that such a broad spectrum of cinema gets the opportunity to win some wonderful awards. We're grateful to our sponsors for making the awards happen and we look forward to our juries and audience enjoying all that we have to offer."

The full programme for Black Nights will be announced on November 10th at www.poff.ee

PÖFF is part of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011.

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Notes for Editors

The full list of competition films are:

International Competition EurAsia

ADALBERT'S DREAM (VISUL LUI ADALBERT)

Dir. Gabriel Achim, Romania, 2011

AKKYZ

Dir. Zhanabek Zhetiru, Kazakhstan, 2011

THE ARTIST

Dir. Michel Hazanavicks, France, 2011

LATE LIFE (KETŠIKKAN HAJOT )

Dir. Ayub Shahobiddinov, Uzbekhistan, 2011

THE IDIOT (IDIOOT)

Dir. Rainer Sarnet, Estonia, 2011

DOUBLE STEPS (LOS PASOS DOBLES)

Dir. Isaki Lacuesta, Spain, 2011

ELENA

Dir. Andrei Zvjagintsev, Russia, 2011

BUSONG (PALAWAN FATE)

Dir. Auraeus Solito, The Phillipines, 2011

LETTERS TO ANGEL (KIRJAD INGLILE)

Dir. Sulev Keedus, Estonia, 2011

KOTOKO

Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan, 2011

MOURNING

Dir. Morteza Farshbaf, Iran, 2011

A SIMPLE LIFE (TAOJIE)

Dir. Ann Hui, Hong Kong/China, 2011

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

Dir. Lynne Ramsay, UK, 2011

SONS OF NORWAY (SONNER AV NORGE)

Dir. Jens Lien, Norway, 2011

LAND OF OBLIVION (TERRE OUTRAGEE)

Dir. Michale Boganim, France/Germany/Poland/Ukraine, 2011

ROSE

Dir. Wojciech Smarzowski, Poland, 2011

VOLCANO (ELDFJALL)

Dir. Runar Runarsson, Iceland, 2011

Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition

BARZAKH

Dir. Mantas Kvedaravicius, Finland/Lithuania

CUBATON (EL MEDICA- THE CUBATON STORY)

Dir. Daniel Fridell, Sweden/Finland/Estonia, 2011

A MONUMENT TO PLEASE EVERYONE (ET MEELDIKS KÕIGILE)

Dir. Kristina Norman, Estonia, 2011

THE IDIOT (IDIOOT)

Dir. Rainer Sarnet, Estonia, 2011

33 ANIMALS OF SANTA CLAUS (33 ZVERI ZIEMASSVETKU VECTITIM)

Dir. Laila Pakalnina, Latvia, 2011

THE KAPLINSKY SYSTEM (KAPLINSKI SÜSTEEM)

Dir. Raphael Gianelli-Meriano, Estonia, 2011

LETTERS TO ANGEL (KIRJAD INGLILE)

Dir. Sulev Keedus, Estonia, 2011

HOW ARE YOU DOING, RUDOLF MING? (TEV KLAJAS, RUDOLF MING?)

Dir. Roberts Rubins, Latvia, 2010

THE BOOK SMUGGLERS (KNYGNESIAI)

Dir. Jeremiah Cullinane, Ireland/Lithuania, 2011

RAMIN

Dir. Audrius Stonys, Latvia/Georgia, 2011

TADAS BLINDA. THE LEGEND (TADAS BLINDA. PRADZIA)

Dir. Donatas Ulvydas, Lithuania, 2011

THE NEW WORLD (UUS MAAILM)

Dir. Jaan Tootsen, Estonia, 2011

North American Independent Film Competition

50/50

Dir. Jonathan Levine, USA , 2011

388 ARLETTA AVE

Dir. Randall Cole, Canada, 2011

BELLFLOWER

Dir. Evan Glodell, USA, 2011

THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY

Dir. Joe Maggio, USA, 2011

WIN WIN

Dir. Thomas McCarthy, USA, 2011

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Dir. Sean Durkin, USA, 2011

STARBUCK

Dir. Ken Scott, Canada, 2011

DOPPELGÄNGER PAUL

Dirs. Kris Elgstrand & Dylan Akko Smith, Canada, 2011

ANOTHER EARTH

Dir. Mike Cahill, USA, 2011

MOTH DIARIES

Dir. Mary Harron, Canada/Ireland, 2011

For further information contact the International Press Officer Laurence Boyce at laurence.boyce@poff .ee

The Black Nights Film Festival has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/festivalpoff. The POFF English twitter feed is available at @POFFWolf whilst the Estonian feed is available at @POFFIHunt

For more information about Tallinn - 2011 European Capital of Culture go to http://www.tallinn2011.ee/eng

The call for Polish Academy of Document in Moscow has ended. We received many submissions, so the choice was not easy. Congratulations to the authors of selected projects! 15 projects were selected, because of very interesting subjects. They were chosen among 36 others from different regions of Russia: from Vladivostok, across Surgut, Saratov, St.Petersburg, as well as Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Germany.

The list of qualified project is below:

1. A Girl Looking for Love / Девушка в активном поиске
dir. / реж.: Andzhela Abzalova / Анджела Абзалова
prod. / прод.: Andzhela Abzalova / Анджела Абзалова
Russia / Россия

2. Africa / Африка
dir. / реж.: Grigory Grishin / Григорий Гришин
prod. / прод.: Olga Yakovleva / Ольга Яковлева
Russia / Россия

3. Bereg-Obereg / Берег-Оберег
dir. / реж.: Andrey Redkin / Андрей Редькин
prod. / прод.: Anton Smirnov / Антон Смирнов
Russia / Россия

4. Children sometime's / Дети иногда...
dir. / реж.: Anna Artemyeva / Анна Артемьева
prod. / прод.: Anastasia Aleksandrova / Анастасия Александрова
Germany, Russia / Германия, Россия

5. Helpering from China, or Silk Way / Помогайка или Шелковый Путь
dir. / реж.: Evdokiya Moskvina / Евдокия Москвина
prod. / прод.: Anna Bychkova / Анна Бычкова
Russia / Россия

6. Heralds From The Big World / Посланники Большой
dir. / реж.: Tatyana Soboleva / Татьяна Соболева
prod. / прод.: Vlad Ketkovich / Влад Кеткович
Russia / Россия

7. In Search of Greta / В Поисках Греты
dir. / реж.: Regina Maryanovska / Регина Марьяновская
prod. / прод.: Laurence Ueberfeld / Лоранс Юберфельд
France / Франция

8. Landing. Bridge / Десант. Мост
dir. / реж.: Andrey Redkin / Андрей Редькин
prod. / прод.: Anton Smirnov / Антон Смирнов
Russia / Россия

9. Mirror Dream / Зеркальный сон
dir. / реж.: Anastasia Aleksandrova / Анастасия Александрова
prod. / прод.: Anastasia Aleksandrova / Анастасия Александрова
Germany / Russia / Германия, Россия

10. PERM-36. a Territory of Freedom / ПЕРМЬ-36, территория свободы
dir. / реж.: Sergey Kachkin / Сергей Качкин
prod. / прод.: Sergey Kachkin / Сергей Качкин
Russia / Россия

11. Phenomenon / Феномен
dir. / реж.: Julia Morskaya / Юлия Морская
prod. / прод.: Mikhail Makeev / Михаил Макеев
Russia / Россия

12. Rebels / Бунтари
dir. / реж.: Helena Samoylova / Елена Самойлова
prod. / прод.: Alexey Samoylov / Алексей Самойлов
Russian Federation / Российская Федерация

13. The last miracle of Lenin / Апошні цуд Леніна
dir. / реж.: Viktoryia Kolchyna / Вікторыя Колчына
prod. / прод.: Victoryia Ogneva / Вікторыя Огнева
Poland / Польша

14. To sing / Петь
dir. / реж.: Olga Korotkaya / Ольга Короткая
prod. / прод.: Olga Korotkaya / Ольга Короткая
Russia / Россия

15. Trolleybus to Goodfield / Троллейбус в Доброполье
dir. / реж.: Lukasz Lakomy / Лукаш Лакомы
prod. / прод.: Daniel Stark / Даниэль Штарк
Germany / Германия

Detailed information and program of Polish Academy of Document in Moscow is available on http://dragonforum.pl/en/pad/moscow/program/

The Session in Minsk starts tomorrow!

Information about program and screenings of the Art of Document is available on http://dragonforum.pl/en/pad/minsk/program/

Zero, the new feature film project by Gyula Nemes (Lost World, the Best Short Documentary in Karlovy Vary 2008 and My One and Onlies in competition in Venice Critics' Week 2006) is going to made in German - Czech - Hungarian coproduction. The project is supported by the Czech Motion Picture Fund (200.000 Euros) and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (70.000 Euros for development). The producer of the film is Gabor Dettre, the Hungarian director living in Bruxelles, the co-producers are the Czech Jiří Konečný (endorfilm) and the German Eike Goreczka (42film). The script is written by Tamás Beregi (My One and Onlies, The History of Aviation, Egill, Hier), the DOP is Balázs Dobóczi.

The story is a grotesque drama of one of the most pressing environmental problem of our time, the bees' quick disappearing from our planet. The main protagonist is a beekeeper who starts a fearless fight against the consumer society as an anarchist terrorist.

The film has participiated at Europe's several film markets and workshops, like Cinelink, Connection Cottbus and éQuinoxe Germany. The development was supported by the former Hungarian Motion Picture Fund and the Media Program. The location scouting and the casting is being held in these months in Czech Republic and Germany.

The film is produced by the Hungarian Playtime Ltd. and as the Hungarian financial background is secured, will be shot in next summer.

Bratislava IFF Presenting Slovak films

In its 16th edition, Bratislava International Film Festival (Nov. 4-9, 2011) traditionally presents Slovak films: Besides the films screened within the International Competition of First and Second Films, the Panorama section and the Filmmaker's Tribute section, the Slovak full-length and short films produced in the last year, are presented in the program section Made in Slovakia.

More information you find here: Slovak Films at Bratislava IFF 2011

Three Slovak Films in the Program of Thessaloniki IFF

International Film Festival Thessaloniki presents three Slovak films in the official festival programme: The House (Dom, by Zuzana Liová, SK – CZ 2011) and Alois Nebel (by Tomáš Luňák, CZ – SK – DE, 2011) are included in the International Competition of the festival. Gypsy (Cigán, by Martin Šulík, SK – CZ) is presented in the section Open Horizons.

More information here: What´s Slovak in Thessaloniki?

Slovak Film Week in Budapest:

Three significant events presenting Slovak films will take place in Hungary during November 7 - 13, 2011. The Slovak Film Week will present six Slovak films in Budapest and the traditional Film Seminar for the students of Slovak Language will take place both in Budapest and the Hungarian town Szeged.

More information here (both in English and Hungarian!): What´s Slovak in Budapest?

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The 10th anniversary of Baltic Event brings the seventh annual Co-Production Market to Tallinn from November 29 - December 2, 2012. The market features 12 projects from 9 countries. This market edition's focus country, Azerbaijan, brings a 13th promising project to Tallinn to round out the slate. Baltic Event takes place during the Black Nights Film Festival and in cooperation with Black Market.

Nordic neighbours Estonia and Finland are making quite strong showings in this edition of the market. Estonia's most successful auteur director-producer team Veiko Õunpuu and Katrin Kissa (Autumn Ball, The Temptation of St. Tony) pair once again on their next project, the optimistic anti-Western Free Range (Homeless Bob Production). With his previous films premiering in Venice and Sundance and winning numerous international awards, Õunpuu's next film is sure to continue this successful run. Revolver Film's Karin Reinberg-Shestakov will present promising, young director Liina Paakspuu's film Meat, another strong project from Estonia, which was developed in the EAVE workshop.

And Estonia's Northern neighbour, Finland, makes the strongest showing of all with three projects from renowned directors and successful producers. Acclaimed director Petri Kotwica's (Black Ice, Rat King from BE 2009 in post-production) previous film competed at the Berlinale. His next project, Fleeing Dreams, will be presented at the market by First Floor Production's Pauli Pentti. Finland is also represented by a historical drama/thriller Never Alone from filmmaker Klaus Härö, who has brought home awards from Shanghai, Montreal, Mar del Plata, Berlin and numerous other festivals. Top-tier producer Ilkka Matila of Matila Röhr Nordisk Oy will produce the film. And the third project from Finland is from BE long-time friend, producer Aleksi Bardy (Helsinki-filmi) who will present Jukka-Pekka Siili's project The Beacon at Baltic Event. Baltic Event market is also proud to present another Nordic project: Sweden's leading production company Sonet Film's project The Things You Cannot See, produced by Sandra Harms and directed by Maria Nygren.

Eastern European countries are also present in the project list. One of Ukraine's most successful producers, Olena Yershova (My Joy by Sergei Loznitsa, Cannes IFF 2010), will present her project Sense of Sex by director Maryna Gorbach. Russia is represented by director Oxana Bychkova's Land of Good Children, a family adventure film from producer Natalia Mokritskaya (New People Film Company) who was very successful with her last film Piter FM.

In 2011, Baltic Event also presents two projects from new territories. Producer Nariman Mammadov will present Leonardo's Corridor, the mysterious story about a corridor of mirrors and a boy named Elik that will surely capture the minds of Azerbaijani and Europeans alike. Georgia is represented by one of the country's most acclaimed directors, Levan Koguashvili, with his project Teacher in Love, a tragicomedy about modern Georgian society undergoing a difficult transitional period.

As always, the aim of Baltic Event is give a comprehensive overview of the regional film industry, and the anniversary edition will be no different. The event includes Coming Soon presentations, Baltic Event screenings of recently completed films from the region, an Industry Day focusing on topics of interest to the local film industry, and the POWR script pitching workshop.


Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2011 project list:

1. „Fleeing Dreams" producer Pauli Pentti, First Floor Productions, Finland, director Petri Kotwica

2. „Free Range" producer Katrin Kissa, Homeless Bob Production, Estonia, director Veiko Õunpuu

3. „Godly Shift" producer Ferenc Pusztai, KMH Film, Hungary, director Márk Bodzsár

4. „Land of Good Children" producer Natalia Mokritskaya, New People Film Company, Russia, director Oxana Bychkova

5. „Meat" producer Karin Reinberg­-Shestakov, Revolver Film, Estonia, director Liina Paakspuu

6. „Never Alone" producer Ilkka Matila, Matila Röhr Nordisk Oy, Finland, director Klaus Härö

7. „Santa" producer Kestutis Drazdauskas, Artbox, Lithuania, director Marius Ivaskevicius

8. „Sense of Sex" producer Olena Yershova, Tatofilm, Ukraine, director Maryna Gorbach

9. „The Beacon" producer Aleksi Bardy, Helsinki-filmi, Finland, director Jukka-Pekka Siili

10. „The Redheads" producer Marta Bite, Ego Media, Latvia, director Astra Zoldnere

11. „The Things You Cannot See" producer Sandra Harms, Sonet Film, Sweden, director Maria Nygren

12. „Wednesday Child" producer Károly Fehér, Popfilm, Hungary, director Lili Horváth

13. „Leonardo's Corridor" producer Nariman Mammadov, Narimanfilm, Azerbaijan, director Ilgar Safat

14. „Teacher in Love" producer Levan Koguashvili, Ori Bu, Georgia, director Levan Koguashvili


POWR projects and scriptwriters:

1. „Do You Love Me", Lina Luzyte, Lithuania

2. „Life", Dovile Sarutyte, Lithuania

3. „Survivors", Hanna Bergholm, Finland

4. „Härregud", Vesa Heikki Virtanen, Finland

5. „The Boy from the Sea", Christjan Wegner, Sweden

6. „Thin Skin", Kristina Hjertén av Gedda, Sweden

7. „Landscape of Fear", Ulvrik Kraft, Norway

8. „Elvira and Sixten", Marianne Hansen, Denmark

9. „Angelmaker", Line Langebæk, Denmark

10. „Sanatorium of Ashes", Davis Simanis, Latvia

11. „Those That Remained Free", Pauls Bankovskis, Latvia

12. „The Desperate Mermaid", Edina Csüllög and Hedda Maurer, Estonia


Supporters and partners of Baltic Event are the Estonian Film Foundation, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment, MEDIA Programme, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the Finnish Film Foundation, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Moscow Co-Production Forum, EAVE, Cannes Marche du Film's Producers' Network, Screen International, Cinelink, Film New Europe.


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WARSAW: The European Documentary Network www.edn.dk will host an online session on 8 November 2011 (10am -12) with Piotr Bernas, director of the documentary film Paparazzi produced by Wajda Studio. The film has been nominated for the European Film Awards and will premiere at IDFA in Amsterdam.

www.liffe.si

Advance sales and catalogue: 19 October 2011

LIFFe has placed Ljubljana and Maribor on the world map of cinema.

Last year

The program included 119 films, of which 21 shorts.

24 films were screened in Maribor.

This year

The program includes 114 films, of which 12 shorts.

24 films will be screened in Maribor.

Opening Ceremony

22nd LIFFe will officially commence on Wednesday, 9 November, at 20.00 in Linhart Hall of Cankarjev dom, with The Guard by John Michael McDonagh.

Festival Sections

Perspectives, the official competitive section of new filmmakers competing for the Kingfisher Award, sponsored by Mobitel, d.d.

Avant-premieres, the world's finest films purchased for Slovenian distribution

Kings and Queens, films by notable and award-winning virtuosos of contemporary cinema

World Film Panorama, front-runners of five-continent festivals

Extravaganza, so-called late-night cinema of daring idiosyncratic artists addressing sensual topics

Focus, an insight into one or more of the hottest national cinematographies; this year contemporary Greek cinema

Retrospective, the so-called meta-film phenomenon; a style of film-making which presents the film as a story about film production; films that blur the fine boundaries between the real and the imaginary; a condensed presentation of a festival- and media-exposed filmmaker; this year dedicated to early films by Canadian David Cronenberg

Tribute, carte blanche to the illustrious Ferroni Brigade, classical Finnish cinema of the 1940s and 1950s

Kinobalon, a selection of films for children aged 7 to 14; in association with Kinodvor Cinema

Kino-integral, an overview of Spanish avant-garde cinema school

World in Short, competitive programme of contemporary short films

Screenings of films for young audiences especially for high schools (14-18 years)

Group bookings: P (01) 24 17 172 E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Awards

Kingfisher, international jury award granted by the general sponsor, Mobitel, d.d., to the best film of the Perspectives section

Dragon, audience award securing Slovenian distribution. Awarded by the donor Tobačna Ljubljana.

FIPRESCI Prize, presented by the international jury of the World Association of Film Critics and Journalists

Best Short Film Award

ITAK Award, to Best Itak Director

International Juries

Kingfisher Award

Vanja Kaluđerčić

Carlos Reviriego

Želimir Žilnik

Best Short Film

Nenad Borovčak

Olga Bielańska

Boris Petković

Audience Voting

Selecting from 34 feature films that have not been purchased for Slovenian distribution, the spectators will be able to vote for their favourite picture, which will receive the DRAGON Award, granted by donor Tobačna Ljubljana, d.o.o.. The viewers will vote until 18 November inclusively.

17 Girls; Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin

22nd of May; Koen Mortier

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Nuri Bilge Ceylan

The Fatherless; Marie Kreutzer

Black Bread; Agustí Villaronga

Elena; Andrej Zvjagincev

Faust; Aleksandr Sokurov

Finisterrae; Sergio Caballero

Hospitalité; Koji Fukada

Play; Ruben Östlund

Karate-Robo Zaborgar; Noboru Iguchi

A Stoker; Aleksej Balabanov

Michael; Markus Schleinzer

Viva Riva!; Djo Munga

Nana; Valérie Massadian

Alicia, Go Yonder; Elisa Miller

Norwegian; Wood Tran Anh Hung

The Colour Wheel; Alex Ross Perry

Beyond; Pernilla August

Poliss; Maiwenn Le Besco

Here; Braden King

Road to Nowhere; Monte Hellman

Truce; Svetlana Proskurina

Shame; Steve McQueen

A Woman's Way; Panos H. Koutras

Target; Aleksander Zeldovič

Terri; Azazel Jacobs

You Are Here; Daniel Cockburn

Vampires; Vincent Lannoo

All Your Dead Ones; Carlos Moreno

Knifer; Yannis Economides

Wasted Youth; Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel

Shelter; Dragomir Šolev

Historias; Jualia Murat

Accompanying Programme

Talks with festival guests and filmmakers

3 Nov - 18 Dec 2011

Small Gallery, admission free

Filmogram

Film and Photography

Exhibition

Film and photography in a manner that cancels the established reading and comprehension of the first medium through the prism of the narrative and the second through the prism of fine art. The exhibition spotlights the works by Slovenian filmmakers and photographers who consciously make use of this thrilling and intrinsic interplay of film and photography to enrich or even construct their artistic expression.

Curated by: Jan Babnik, Jurij Meden, Peter Rauch

In cooperation with the Fotografija magazine, Contemporary Culture and Science Institute ZSKZ, Institute for the Development of Photography FAIR and the Slovenian Cinematheque.

THU, 10 and FRI, 11 November 2011

E1, E2 Halls

4th Neighbouring Coproduction Meeting - NCM with Young Promising Producers

The Ljubljana International Film Festival is to host the fourth Neighbouring Coproduction Meeting of Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary - an initiative of five neighbouring MEDIA Desks and Antennae, Cankarjev dom and the Slovenian Film Centre. The aim of this year's meeting is to encourage the young film experts from these five countries, to provide an in-depth training in the efficient financial planning of films in development to the chosen promising film producers of the younger generation.

Linda Beath, a distinguished film finance consultant and international coproductions expert as well as an acknowledged lecturer at numerous MEDIA supported training courses (EAVE, Screen Leaders, MAIA...) is going to share her experience. A dense and informational map on how to search for coproduction partners in Europe will be provided: different financial models for the development and production periods will be discussed and examples of specific financial plans presented. Applications: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TUE, 15 November 2011 at 11.00

E1 and M1 Halls, admission free

A Different Perspective on Film

Films adapted for deaf and hearing-impaired as well as the blind and visually impaired audiences

A roundtable and screening of excerpts from adapted films.

Watching films on television is nowadays so commonly embraced that we don't even ask ourselves whether hearing- and visually-impaired people are able to watch them too. According to the World Health Organisation, there is approximately one tenth of hearing- or visually-challenged people in each society.

TV Slovenia started to subtitle its programmes in Slovenian in the 1980s, when it introduced the television information retrieval service or broadcast teletext, where closed captioning information is also transmitted in the teletext signal. First steps towards adapting the programme for the blind and visually-impaired audiences were taken in 2000, when TV Slovenia ran the France Prešeren series. After a ten-year lapse, Rooster's Breakfast, a Slovenian film production, was adapted last year. In 2011, plans have been made to provide at least six films with additional narration track, the so-called audio description, among others also the first foreign documentary film.

With the participation of: Janez Lombergar, Miša Molk, Sandra Bašić Hrvatin, Jože Vogrinc, Marko Naberšnik, Miha Hočevar

THU, 17 November 2011 at 15.00

E1E2 Hall, admission free

Mitja Okorn, director

From Low- to High-Budget Filmmaking

From Here and There to Letters to St. Nicholas; From Slovenia to Poland - Making of Letters to St. Nicholas

Audio & Visual Discussion Forum

Director Mitja Okorn will share his personal experience of filmmaking, illustrating the cases of Here and There, a low-budget film, and Letters to St. Nicholas that received a funding of two million euro. The dissimilarities of filmmaking in Poland and Slovenia will also be discussed.

Itak Director Competition

Mobitel is the main sponsor of 22nd LIFFe. Its Itak competition promotes mobile phone filmmaking. This year the inspiration is quotidian living. Why? Because life is a drama, comedy, tragedy, action, even a thriller.

The Itak Director competition has been launched, and the Itak Corner will feature a workshop with acknowledged filmmakers. Further information at www.itak.si, Itak Facebook and Itak Twitter.

See you at LIFFe. Anyways.

Premiere of The Orchestra

On 11 November Liffe will premiere The Orchestra (Orkestar) by Pjer Žalica.

The shooting of the documentary that chronicles the 25-year career of Saša Lošić and the legendary Sarajevo band Plavi orkestar, against the backdrop of the disintegration of the former Federative Republic and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars, lasted for five years. The documentary witnesses a period of time and a generation that lived through the disintegration of their country and a change of value system but has remained loyal to itself. It's a film about optimism, strength and the indestructibility of talent, friendship, and music.

The director said that it was "a film about an intimate journey through the times that first pampered us and then crushed us. A choir song about the ambience and the circumstances that suppress the voices in the throat, but - one has to continue living and singing... And therefore this is not a story about bad times, but about good people. The people who even in the most difficult circumstances find the strength and encouragement to act creatively and to believe in a better future." (Pjer Žalica)

Festival Venues

Cankarjev dom: Linhart Hall, Kosovel Hall, Lili Novy Club, Foyer II; Ljubljana cinemas: Kinoklub Vič, Kolosej Maribor Hall 5; Slovenian Cinematheque; Kinodvor Cinema; Kino Šiška

Welcome to the Foyer II

Press centre, festival box office, socialising and entertainment premises, guest chat room.

Admission

Avant-premieres EUR 5.60, other sections EUR 4.90, Kinobalon EUR 4.50
Kolosej Maribor EUR 4.30

Discounts
Advance sales 19 October - 8 November inclusively

Younger than 25, seniors 65 + and pensioners: Avant-premieres EUR 5, other sections EUR 4.50, Kolosej Maribor EUR 3.60

6 tickets for different films 15 %

9 tickets for different films 20 %

12 tickets for different films 25 %

15 tickets for different films 30%

20 tickets for different films 35% discount and a complimentary 22nd Liffe catalogue

Regular sales 9 - 20 November

Younger than 25, seniors 65 + and pensioners: Avant-premieres EUR 5, other sections EUR 4.50, Kolosej Maribor EUR 3.60

6 tickets for different films 10 %

9 tickets for different films 15 %

12 tickets for different films 20 %

15 tickets for different films 25%

20 tickets for different films 30% discount and a complimentary 22nd Liffe catalogue

Discounts can be claimed at all festival venues and are non-combinable. No discounts apply for opening and closing ceremonies.

Catalogue: EUR 8

LIFFe T-shirts and Mugs

Available from the Festival Box Office in the Foyer II of CD, at Kinodvor Cinema and online at www.liffe.si; T-shirt EUR 15, mug EUR 5

Points of Sale

Advance sales 19 October - 8 November inclusively

- CD Information Centre until 1st November inclusively, during business hours (workdays 11.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 20.00, Saturday 11.00-13.00, holidays closed)

- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; receive tickets by post when using IVANKA Card

- Festival Box Office in the Foyer II of CD; 2 - 8 November inclusively, 11.00 - 20.00 (except for holidays)

- Online at www.liffe.si (MasterCard, Eurocard, Visa, Diners, Ivanka, Moneta); no discounts apply for online purchases

- By phone (01) 24 17 300 weekdays 9.00 - 18.00 during regular business hours

- Kolosej Maribor: advance sales 19 October - 8 November inclusively

- Other Cankarjev dom official points of sale (Kompas, M Holidays, Alpetour, Petrol...); no discounts apply.

Regular sales 9 - 20 November

- Festival Box Office in the Foyer II of CD, from 11.00 until the beginning of the last screening

- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; receive tickets by post when using IVANKA Card

- Komuna Cinema, Kinodvor Cinema, Kino Šiška and Slovenian Cinematheque an hour prior to screenings

- www.liffe.si (MasterCard, Eurocard, Visa, Diners, Ivanka, Moneta); no discounts apply for online purchases

- By phone (01) 2417 300 weekdays 9.00 - 18.00

- Kolosej Maribor

- Other Cankarjev dom official points of sale (Kompas, M Holidays, Alpetour, Petrol...); no discounts apply.

Online also at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22nd LIFFe Partners

22nd LIFFe is being devised in cooperation with Kolosej zabavnimi centri, d.o.o., Kinodvor City Cinema, Kino Šiška Center of Urban Culture and Slovenian Cinematheque.

22nd LIFFe Sponsors

Main sponsor: Telekom Slovenije, d.d.

Donor: Tobačna Ljubljana, d.o.o.

Media sponsor: Delo, d.d.: Delo, Pogledi

With the support of the Media programme

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Information

Janina Pintar P (01) 2417 146 E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Information throughout the Festival:

W www.liffe.si

CD Information Centre P (01) 2417 299 during business hours

Festival Box Office Foyer II of Cankarjev dom by phone (01) 2417 400, from 11.00 until the beginning of the last screening

Slovenian Cinematheque by phone (01) 43 42 520 (morning), (01) 43 42 524 (afternoon - box office)

Komuna Cinema by phone (01) 241 84 00

Kinodvor Cinema by phone (01) 239 22 13, (01) 239 22 17 (box office)

Kino Šiška by phone (01) 500 30 00

Kolosej Maribor by phone (02) 230 14 40

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Press Accreditations

The applications are most conveniently submitted at www.liffe.si (novinarji / akreditacije).

Online submission is strongly recommended!

Press accreditation applications can also be submitted at press conferences to take place on 20 October at Cankarjev dom and 21 October at Kolosej Maribor. Submission deadline is 25 October 2011.

Don't miss out!

As of Monday, 17 October 2011, the Delo daily newspaper will be renovated in terms of content and design. Why not have your share of the restyling - enjoy 6 days of complimentary reading by ordering free delivery to your personal address. Visit www.delo.si/6dnibrezplacno or phone 080 11 99.

Delo. Making sense of my world.

Competition films announced for 15th Black Nights Film Festival!

The Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), which runs from 18th to 30th November 2011, has announced its full competition programmes. From established names to debut features, from festival hits to new discoveries, the competitions at PÖFF promise to deliver the very best in world cinema.

Films include the Cannes hit We Need To Talk About Kevin, the brilliant homage to silent films The Artist, Estonia's own The Idiot and many, many more besides.

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From 10 to 12 November
Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre, Foyer II, hall E1–2

In 2011 the MEDIA programme of the European Union proudly celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its successful promotion of the European audio visual heritage, encouragement of the transnational circulation of films, and fostering the audiovisual industry competitiveness. Therefore between 10 and 12 November 2011 the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe), one of the European festivals selected to receive the long term MEDIA programme support, is to host the fourth Neighbouring Co production Meeting (NCM) of Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary – an initiative of five neighbouring MEDIA Desks and Antennae, Cankarjev dom and the Slovenian Film Centre.


The aim of this year's meeting is to encourage the young film experts from these five countries, since it is to provide an in-depth training in the efficient financial planning of films in the making to the chosen promising film producers of the younger generation. Linda Beath, a distinguished film finance consultant and international co productions expert and an acknowledged lecturer at numerous MEDIA supported training courses (EAVE, Screen Leaders), is going to share her experience with these producers and the interested professional public at the open educational seminar taking place on 10 November.
The goal of the co production part of the meeting (closed for public) is to foster the development of documentary and fiction projects and mutual cooperation of the chosen international participants. It will consist of an interactive strategic film financing workshop as well as personal "one on one" meetings with Linda Beath and informal co production meetings between various producers from 10 to 12 November.
The Neighbouring Co production Meeting will also provide an opportunity for the representatives of important film institutions from five neighbouring countries to consider the means and systems for a more effective encouragement of the regional film industry.

Working language at the meeting: English.

The seminar with Linda Beath on November 10 (13:30-16:30) is open to the interested professional festival public and there is no registration fee for the participation. However, the number of participants is limited, so you are kindly asked to book your seat in advance by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject: "NOV 10 NCM open seminar participant" latest until November 7.

The deadline for young producers with projects in development is now closed.
Fifteen production companies from five countries have been selected to participate in NCM.
Invitation for Young Producers (en)
Application form (en)

more information
MEDIA Desk Slovenija: www.mediadeskslovenia.eu
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organised by
MEDIA Desk Slovenija / Slovenia
Cankarjev dom – LIFFe
Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency

in cooperation with
MEDIA Desk Austria
MEDIA Desk Croatia
MEDIA Desk Hungary
MEDIA Desk Italy
MEDIA Antena Torino